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Seals opened.

A new song

REVELATION. in the midst of the Elders stood a Lamb | him that sat thereon to take peace from as it had been slain, having seven horns the earth, and that they should kill one and seven eyes, which are the seven Spi- another : and there was given unto his rits of God, sent forth into all the earth. a great sword.

7 And he came, and took the book out 5 And when he had opened the third of the right hand of him that sat upon seal, I heard the third beast say, Come the throne.

and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black 8 And when he had taken the book, horse: and he that sat on him had a the four beasts, and four and twenty pair of balances in his hand. Elders fell down before the Lamb, hav. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of ing every one of them harps, and golden the four beasts say, A measure of wheat vials full of odours, which are the pray- for a penny, and three measures of bar. ers of saints.

ley for a penny, and see thou hurt not 9 And they sung a new song, saying, the oil and the wine. Thou art worthy to take the book, and 7 And when he had opened the fourth to open the seals thereof: for thou wast seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by say, Come and see, thy blood, out of every kindred, and 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale tongue, and people, and nation : horse, and his name that sat on him was

10 And hast made us unto our God Death, and hell followed with him: and Kings and Priests, and we shall reign power was given unto them, over the on the earth.

fourth part of the earth to kill with sword, 11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice and with hunger, and with death, and of many Angels round about the throne, with the beasts of the earth. and the beasts and the Elders, and the 9 And when he had opened the fifth number of them was ten thousand times seal, I saw under the altar, the souls of ten thousand, and thousands of thou. them that were slain for the word of sands,

God, and for the testimony which they 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy held. is the Lamb that was slain, to receive 10 And they cried with a loud voice, power, and riches, and wisdom, and saying, How long, O Lord, holy and strength, and honour, and glory, and true, dost thou not judge and avenue blessing,

our blood on them that dwell on the 13 And every creature which is in hea. earth ? ven, and on the earth, and under the 11 And white robes were given unto earth, and such as are the sea, and every one of them, and it was said unto all that are in them, heard I, saying, them, that they should rest yet for a lit. Blessing, honour, glory, and power be ile season, until their fellow servants unto him that sitteth upon the throne, also, and their brethren that should be . and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

14 And the four beasts said, Amen. 12 And I bebeld when he had opened And the four and twenty Elders fell the sixth scal, and lo, there was a great down and worshipped him that liveth earthquake, and the sun became black for ever and ever.

as sackcloth of hair, and the mova be. CHAP. VI.

came as blood. The opening of the seals. 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto


one of the seals, and I heard as it untimely figs wlien she is shaken of a were the noise of thunder, one of the mighty wind. four beasts, saying, Come and see. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll

2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, when it is rolled together, and every and he that sat on him had a bow, and mountain and island were moved out a crown was given unto him, and he of their places. went forth conquering, and to conquer. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the

3 And when he had opened the second great men, and the rich men, and the seal, I heard the second beast say, Come chief captains, and the mighty men, and and see.

every bond man, and every free man, 4 And there went out another horse hid themselves in the dens, and in the that was rod: and power was given to rocks of the mountains,

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of the sealed.
16 And said to the mountains and the four beasts, and fell before the throne
rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the on their faces, and worshipped God,
face of him that sitteth on the throne, 12 Saying, Amen : Blessing, and glo-
and from the wrath of the Lamb: ry, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and

17 For the great day of his wrath is honour, and power, and might be unto come, and who shall be able to stand ? our God for ever and ever, Amen. CHAP. VII.

13 And one of the Elders answered, An Angel sealeth the servants of God. saying unto me, What are these which AND after these things, he saw four are arrayed in white robes ? and whence

Angels four came they? ners of the earth, holding the four winds 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thon of the earth, that the wind should not knowest. And he said to me, These blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor are they which came out of great tribuon any tree.

lation, and have washed their robes, 2 And I saw another Angel ascending and made them white in the blood of from the east, having the seal of the the Lamb. Living God: and he cried with a loud 15 Therefore are they before the throne voice to the four Angels to whom it was of God, and serve him day and night given to hurt the earth and the sea, in his temple : and he that sitteth on 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the throne shall dwell among them. the sea, nor the trees, till we have seal. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither ed the servants of our God in their fore- thirst any more, neither shall the sun heails.

light on them, nor any heat. 4 And I heard the number of them 17 For the Lamb, which is in the which were sealed : and there were midst of the throne, shall feed them, sealed a hundred and forty and four and shall lead them unto living foun. thousand, of all the tribes of the children tains of waters : and God shall wipe of Israel.

away all tears from their eyes. 5 Of the tribe of Judah were sealed

CHAP. VIII. twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reu. en were sealed twelve thousand. Of A venin seal, there was silence in

Opening of the seventh seal.

ND when he ' the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

heaven about the space of half an hour. 6 Of the tribe of Asher were sealed 2 And I saw the seven Angels which twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Neph- stood before God, and to them were tali

sealed twelve thousand. given seven trumpets. Of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed 3 And another Angel came and stood twelve thousand.

at the altar, having a golden censer, 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed and there was given unto him much twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi incense, that he should offer it with the were sealed twelve thousand. Of the prayers of all saints upon the golden tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve altar which was before the throne. thousand.

4 And the smoke of the incense which 8 Of the tribe of Zebulon were sealed came with the prayers of the saints, twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph ascended up before God, out of the Anwere sealed twelve thousand. Of the gel'e hand. tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve 5 And the Angel took the censer, and thousand.

filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it 9 After this I beheld, and lo, a great into the earth : and there were voices, multitude, which no man could number, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an of all nations, and kindreds, and people, earthquake: and tongues, stood before the throne, 6 And the seven Angels which had and before the Lamb, clothed with white the seven trumpets, prepared themselves robes, and palms in their hands : to sound.

10 And cried with a loud voice, say. 7 The first Angel sounded, and there ing, Salvation to our God, which sitteth followed hail, and fire mingled with upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. blood, and they were cast upon the earth,

11 And all the Angels stood round about and the third part of trees was burnt up, the throne, and about the Elders, and and all green grass was burnt up.


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Seven Angels sound.

One wo is pasto 8 And the second Angel sounded, and 7 And the shapes of the locusts were as it were a great mountain burning like unto horses prepared unto battle, with fire was cast into the sea, and the and on their heads were as it were third part of the sea became blood. crowns like gold, and their faces were

9 And the third part of the creatures as the faces of men. which were in the sea, and had life, 8 And they had hair as the hair of died, and the third part of the ships women, and their teeth were as the were destroyed.

teeth of lions. 10 And the third Angel sounded, and 9 And they had breastplates, as it there fell a great star from heaven, were breastplates of iron, and the sound burning as it were a lamp, and it fell of their wings was as the sound of cha. upon the third part of the rivers, and riots of many horses running to battle. upon the fountains of waters :

10 And they had tails like unto scor11 And the name of the star is called pions, and there were stings in their Wormwood, and the third part of the tails : and their power was to hurt men waters became wormwood, and many five months. men died of the waters, because they 11 And they had a king over them, were made bitter.

which is the Angel of the bottomless 12 And the fourth Angel sounded, and pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue the third part of the sun was smitten, is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue and the third part of the moon, and the hath his name Apollyon. third part of the stars, so as the third 12 One wo is .past, and behold there part of them was darkened : and the come two woes more hereafter. day shone not for a third part of it, and 13 And the sixth Angel sounded, and the night likewise.

I heard a voice from the four horns of 13 And I beheld, and heard an Angel the golden altar, which is before God, flying through the midst of heaven, say. 14 Saying to the sixth Angel which had ing with a loud voice, Wo, wo, wo, to the trumpet, Loose the four Angels which the inhabiters of the earth, by reason of are bound in the great river Euphrates. the other voices of the trumpet of the 15 And the four Angels were loosed, three Angels which are yet to sound. which were prepared for an hour, and CHAP. IX.

a day, and a month, and a year, for to A star falleth from heaven. slay the third part of men. ND fifth sounded 16 And of army


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the earth : and to him was given the thousand : and I heard the number of key of the bottomless pit.

them. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, 17 And thus I saw the horses in the and there arose a smoke out of the pit, vision, and them that sat on them, har. as the smoke of a great furnace, and ing breast-plates of fire and of jacinth, the sun and the air were darkened, by and brimstone, and the heads of the reason of the smoke of the pit.

horses were as the heads of lions, and 3 And there came out of the smoke out of their mouths issued fire, and locusts upon the earth, and unto them smoke, and brimstone. was given power, as the scorpions of 18 By these three was the third part the earth have power.

of men killed, by the fire, and by the 4 And it was commanded them that smoke, and by the brimstone which is. they should not hurt the grass of the sued out of their mouths. earth, neither any green thing, neither 19 For their power is in their mouth, any tree: but only those men which have and in their tails: for their tails were not the seal of God in their foreheads. like unto serpents, and had heads, and

5 And to them it was given that they with them they do hurt. should not kill them, but that they | 20 And the rest of the men which should be tormented five months, and were not killed by these plagues, yet retheir torment was as the torment of a pented not of the works of their hands, scorpion, when he striketh a man. that they should not worship devils, and 6 And in those days shall men seek idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and death, and shall not find it, and shall desire stone, and of wood, which neither can to die, and death shall flee from them. see, nor hear, nor walk :

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The two witnesses, 21 Neither repented they of their mur- / saying, Rise, and measure the temple ders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their of God, and the altar, and them that fornication, nor of their thefts.

worship therein. CHAP. X.

2 Búi the court which is without the A mighty Angel appeareth. temple leave out, and measure it not:

come down from heaven, clothed holy city shall they tread under foot
with a cloud, and a rainbow was upon forty and two months.
his head, and his face was as it were 3 And I will give power unto my two
the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. witnesses, and they shall prophesy a

2 And he had in his hand a little book thousand two hundred and threescore
open: and he set his right foot upon the days clothed in sackcloth.
sea, and his left foot on the earth, 4 These are the two olive trees, and

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when the two candlesticks, standing before
a lion roareth : and when he had cried, the God of the earth.
seven thunders uttered their voices. 5 And if any man will hurt them, fire

4 And when the seven thunders had proceedeth out of their mouth, and de.
uttered their voices, I was about to voureth their enemies : and if any man
write: and I heard a voice from heaven, will hurt them, he must in this manner
saying unto me, Seal up those things be killed.
which the seven thunders uttered, and 6 These have power to shut heaven,
write them not.

that it rain not in the days of their pro5 And the Angel which I saw stand phecy: and have power over waters to upon the sea, and upon the earth, lifted turn them to blood, and to smite the up his hand to heaven,

earth with all plagues, as often as they 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever will. and ever, who created heaven, and the 7 And when they shall have finished things that therein are, and the earth, their testimony, the beast that ascendeth and the things that therein are, and the out of the bottomless pit, shall make sea, and the things which are therein, war against them, and shall overcome that there should be time no longer. them, and kill them.

7. But in the days of the voice of the 8 And their dead bodies shall lic in seventh Angel, when he shall begin to the street of the great city, which spiri. sound, the mystery of God should be tually is called Sodom and Egypt, where finished, as he hath declared to his ser- also our Lord was crucified. vants the Prophets.

9 And they of the people, and kin. 8 And the voice which I heard from dreds, and tongues, and nations, shall heaven spake unto me again, and said, see their dead bodies three days and a Go, and take the little book which is half, and shall not suffer their dead open in the hand of the Angel which bodies to be put in graves. sta@deth upon the sea, and upon the 10 And they that dwell upon the earth earth.

shall rejoice over them, and make mer9 And I went unto the Angel, and said ry, and shall send gifts one to another, unto him, Give me the little book. And because these two Prophets tormented he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up, them that dwelt on the earth. and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it 11 And after three days and a half the shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. Spirit of life from God, entered into

10 And I took the little book out of them: and they stood upon their feet, the Angel's hand, and ate it up, and and great fear fell upon them which it was in my mouth sweet as honey: saw them. and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly 12 And they heard a great voice from was bitter.

heaven, saying unto them, Come up 11 And he said unto me, Thou must hither. And they ascended up to hea. prophesy again before many peoples, ven in a cloud, and their enemies be. and nations, and tongues, and kings. held them. CHAP. XI.

13 And the same hour was there a The two witnesses prophesy. great earthquake, and the tenth part of


unto a rod, and the Angel stood, / slain of men seven thousand : and the


The second wo is past.

Satan cast out remnant were affrighted, and gave glory | a thousand two hundred, and three. to the God of heaven.

score days. 14 The second wo is past, and behold, 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael the third wo cometh quickly.

and his Angels fought against the dragon, 15 And the seventh Angel sounded, and the dragon fought and his angels, and there were great voices in heaven, 8 And prevailed not, neither was their saying, The kingdoms of this world are place found any more in heaven. become the kingdoms of our Lord, and 9 And the great dragon was cast out, of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever that old serpent, called the devil and and ever.

Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: 16 And the four and twenty Elders he was cast out into the earth, and his which sat before God on their seats, fell angels were cast out with him. upon their faces, and worshipped God, 10 And I heard a loud voice saying

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, o in heaven, Now is come salvation, and Lord God Almighty, which art, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, wast, and art to come; because thou and the power of his Christ : for the hast taken to thee thy great power, and accuser of our brethren is cast down, bast reigned.

which accused them before our God day 18 And the nations were angry, and and night. thy wrath is come, and the time of the 11 And they overcame him by the dead that they should be judged, and blood of the Lamb, and by the word of that thou shouldest give reward unto thy their testimony, and they loved not servants the Prophets, and to the saints, their lives unto the death. and them that fear thy name, small and 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and great, and shouldest destroy them which ye that dwell in them; Wo to the inha. destroy the earth.

biters of the earth, and of the sea : for 19 And the temple of God was opened the devil is come down unto you, having in heaven, and there was seen in his great wrath, because he knoweth that lemple the ark of his testament, and he hath but a short time. there were lightnings, and voices, and 13 And when the dragon saw that he thunderings, and an earthquake, and I was cast unto the earth, he persecuted

the woman which brought forth the man CHAP. XII.

child. A woman clothed with the Sun. 14 And to the woman were given two

, in heaven, a woman clothed with flee into the wilderness into her place, the sun, and the moon under her feet, where she is nourished for a time, and and upon her head a crown of twelve times, and half a time, from the face of stars :

the serpent. 2 And she being with child, cried, tra. 15 And the serpent cast out of his vailing in birth, and pained to be deli. mouth water as a flood, after the wovered.

man: that he might cause her to be 3 And there appeared another wonder carried away of the flood. in heaven, and behold a great red dra. 16 And the earth helped the woman, gon, having seven heads, and ten horns, and the earth opened her mouth, and and seven crowns upon his heads. swallowed up the flood which the dra

4 And his tail drew the third part of gon cast out of his mouth. the stars of heaven, and did cast them 17 And the dragon was wruth with the to the earth : and the dragon stood be. woman, and went to make war with the fore the woman which was ready to be remnant of her seed, which keep the delivered, for to devour her child as soon Commandments of God, and have the as it was born.

testimony of Jesus Christ. 5 And she brought forth a man child,

CHAP. XIII. who was to rule all nations with a rod A beast riseth out of the sea.

great hail.

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sea and saw a beast rise out 6 And the woman fled into the wild of the sea, having seven heads, and ten derness, where she hath a place prepared horns, and upon his borns ten crowns, and of God, that they should feed her there I upon his heads, the name of blasphemy

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